Solutions from Our Albuquerque, NM, Practice
We can't all be Angelina Jolie (are those things even real?), but here at Western Dermatology Consultants in Albuquerque, we have a couple of filler options for lip injections that can go a long way in helping you get fuller lips!
Our lip injections are effective on people with naturally thin lips, as well as those whose lips have started thinning as the years go by.
Volume loss in the skin, hair, and lips is an inevitable part of the aging process, and can be accelerated by the desert climate in Albuquerque. Over time, and with cumulative exposure to harsh environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution, the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen (two fundamental building blocks of our skin) dramatically slow down.
As a result, we lose the volume that gives our lips fullness, elasticity, and definition, which can lead to thinning smiles and unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds, such as parentheses lines or nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth, and vertical lines on the lips extending out (made pronounced by actions such as using a straw to sip on a drink).
To boost volume and enhance definition, we use Juvederm® Ultra and Volbella® for lip injections, two dermal fillers specifically formulated for lip augmentation in the Juvederm® line from Allergan.
The Allergan dermal fillers we use for lip injections are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that provides moisture, volume, and support where it's needed in the skin, joints, and other areas of the body.
Ultra is meant to add a good amount of fullness to plump thin lips, while Volbella® is used mainly to soften the appearance of vertical lip lines while providing a relatively subtler dose of volume to the lips. Lines, wrinkles, and folds around the mouth may be corrected with Juvederm® Ultra and Ultra Plus.
Juvederm® fillers labelled with an "XC" contain lidocaine, a pain-relieving agent that reduces discomfort both during and after lip injections. Icing or application of a topical numbing agent before lip injections can be provided to further minimize any discomfort, but the treatment sessions are quick (many patients have them performed during a lunch break!) and require little to no downtime.
A quick visit at our practice can give your lips a safe and long-lasting boost by rounding them out through a simple treatment session with lip injections, the results for which can last up to a year. Because the hyaluronic acid in our fillers is formulated to be nearly identical to that naturally produced in our bodies, there is little chance of an adverse reaction.
Getting fuller lips really can be that easy, and lip injections can be performed as often as needed to maintain a luscious look, whether you're reclaiming a youthful roundness or experiencing what it feels and looks like for the first time.
If you're ready for fuller lips, to take on a plumper, poutier, and sexier appearance, contact our Albuquerque practice online or at 505-855-9267 to schedule an appointment for lip injections—we'd love to help!